Buffalo's Bread Of Life Food Pantry is putting a call out to all residents for help in feeding those in need in the community.
Although the community stepped up greatly during the Holidays, which is much appreciated, there now is a shortage of meat they have not had in a long while, according to Pam McFadden Chairperson of the food pantry.
She said the food pantry's budget does not allow them to purchase meat for those they serve, and for many years they have relied on donations of domestic and wild meat to help supplement their food baskets.
For whatever reason this year, those donations have decreased, and coupled with a higher number of those in need, it has become a serious concern for the food pantry.
McFadden said she has hesitated to ask for more help because she knows the community has stepped up, but the need is now serious enough to ask.
McFadden said the plea she would send out is for those that may have extra processed domestic and /or wild meat that they won't use, to consider donating it to the food pantry. Also, corporations or individuals that can donate whole beef, pork, or other meat to the pantry would be greatly appreciated.
McFadden said within the last week or so, an anonymous individual brought in three cattle to be processed and asked for a few prime cuts and donated the rest to the pantry. She wanted to publicly thank them for that, as it could not have come at a better time.
If you have professionally processed meat you can donate, cash or non-perishable food items, contact Pam McFadden at 620-2174 to let her know.